Friday, August 11, 2017
8/11/2015 Publishing sees the last of Deborah Knott
August 11, 2015. This was the publication date for Long Upon the Land, the last novel in Margaret Maron's award-winning series about North Carolina judge Deborah Knott. "When I started writing," Maron said, that year, "all the southern books were southern gothics, and the pigs ate mama."
The adventures of Judge Knott (oh, that pun) were somewhat more elevated. The first of them Bootlegger's Daughter,won the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. The MWA named Maron a Grand Master in 2013.
Publisher's Weekly that the series' final entry "combines strong plotting, a superb cast of recurring characters, and a rare sense of place that transports readers to rural North Carolina."